Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
be the costliest case against lance armstrong by far. and his biggest headache going forward. this morning, sources say the lying is over. after a decade of denials -- >> i have never doped. >> reporter: -- even lawsuits, and vicious attacks against his detractors -- >> i've never taken performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: -- sources tell abc news that lance armstrong now admits he really was on more than just his bike. and this morning, oprah's revealing new details about her interview. >> yes, think the entire interview was difficult. i would say he did not come clean in the manner that i expected. >> reporter: armstrong is in talks to possibly repay some of the millions of dollars the u.s. postal service paid to sponsor his team. money the federal government is already considering suing to get back. betsy and her husband, frankie, were close armstrong friends for years before being attacked by armstrong for refusing to lie. >> i never thought that this day would come. and it's very hard what he's done. but it's not enough. he was aided and abetted. he did not do this on his own. >> reporter
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
. still ahead this could be the day disgraced cyclist lance armstrong comes clean. will he admit1 >> happening now, lance armstrong is apologizing to the staff of the charity he founded to fight cancer just before he sits down with oprah for a no holds bar interview today. the seven time winner of the tour de france was stripped of the title under evidence collected by the antidoping agency. armstrong is expected to admit for the first time that he engaged in doping and to apologize for the decade-long scandal while he road for the postal service team. the interview will air on thursday on the "o" network. >> "good morning america" co-host robin roberts will return in february. the tests look good in the battle with mds and says going back to work will be like an athlete going through training camp. >> get up. go to the studio. have makeup and hair. well, makeup. we will talk about the hair player. get dressed. get prepared for the show. i will not go on the air next week. my doctors want me to see how many people i come in contact with and how my body reacts to the "stimulation"
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
" took in $17 million. >>> when we come back, off the bike and into the hot seat. lance armstrong sits down with oprah to fess up. >>> and the golden globe moment that had everybody talking this morning, from bill clinton's special appearance to jodie foster's speech, straight from the heart. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
. sam has the upsidedown forecast. >>> new this morning -- is lance armstrong finally coming clean? he's said he's calm and ready to speak candidly.
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
? >> thank you, sam. >> welcome back. >> and josh? >>> we begin with lance armstrong. he's speaking up this morning, ahead now of the big interview with oprah winfrey today. once one of the most revered athletes ever is now expected to admit to blood doping and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. abc's neal karlinsky has followed this story from day one. so, neal, what exactly is neal saying? what are we expecting to hear today? >> reporter: we expect a confession. sources close to armstrong say we can expect to see his human side. they say that he'll speak openly, honestly, and directly with oprah, but likely only offer a limited confession. we know for instance, he has a standing offer on the table with the u.s. anti-doping agency that could reduce his lifetime ban to just about eight years or less even now, if he comes clean and names names. so far, he's not taken them up on that offer. >> so, neal, from the perspective of armstrong's camp, lot of questions about, what is to be gained and lost here? >> reporter: the stakes are huge for armstrong. there are at least three civil s